As Morocco’s Oasis Festival gets ever closer, yet another wave of tasteful names has been announced for the one-of-a-kind musical experience, which takes place from 14th – 16th September at the stunning Fellah Hotel in Marrakech.
The latest wave of acts, including Boo Williams, Cinthie, Hot Since 82, Joy Orbison, rRoxymore (live),Sasha and Unes, complements an already impressive line-up, that stars Avalon Emerson, Ben Klock, Carl Cox, DJ Koze, Honey Dijon, Jessy Lanza, Mount Kimbie, Peggy Gou, The Black Madonna, and many more. Next to these musical additions is news that the festival’s cultural offerings are also expanding, with The Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL) and new area ‘Welcome to the Kingdom’ set to showcase the very best of Morocco’s contemporary art, culture and design.
First amongst the latest names is Last Night on Earth label boss and the original superstar DJ Sashawho brings decades of DJing experience. Fresh house sounds come courtesy of Ibiza favourite Hot Since 82 and Chicago house legend Boo Williams. UK sensation Joy Orbison will be on hand to serve up his take on bass and techno, there’s a live show from rRoxymore and Berlin’s in the know Cinthieand Myriam step up for a back to back set. Germany's contemporary tech house tastemaker and label boss Alex Niggemann will join the previously announced Amine K and Denis Horvat for a b2b2b set, and Morocco’s finest, Unes, Kali G., Pandi Fassi and LasriZ, complete the lineup.
As well as these exciting musical additions, Oasis will also welcome The Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL) to this year’s edition. The museum, which has been praised by the likes of Forbes, Wallpaper and Vogue and hosted shows in New York and London to great acclaim, will bring a genuine slice of Moroccan art, history and culture to the event and offer a window into the country’s flourishing creative scenes.
Also new for 2018 is Welcome to the Kingdom, a cultural, creative and immersive space curated by Amine Bendriouich, that will bring the best avant-garde offerings Morocco has to offer, from the fields of design, music, art and culture. Barometre, Marrakech’s celebrated cocktail bar, is set to make a return, offering up a unique and mouthwatering menu of fusion drinks, thanks to their bespoke cocktail wizardry and alchemic approach to mixing. Also returning for 2018 is the festival’s hookah lounge, champagne bar, and wide variety of culinary delights from Marrakech’s contemporary food scene. All this, coupled with a new on-site spa, daily yoga and meditation, sun-soaked swimming pools and tropical gardens provides a fully immersive and relaxing experience next to the world class music offerings.
With this final wave of names, Oasis Festival 2018 is shaping up to be an utterly essential date on the festival calendar.
Oasis 2018 takes place from 14th – 16th September 2018. 3-day festival tickets from 200€ are on sale now. Book your place and keep up to date with all of the latest news at theoasisfest.com.
For a reminder of what went down last year, check the Oasis 2017 Aftermovie.
LINEUP (new acts in bold)
Actress x Mount Kimbie b2b dj set | Alex Niggemann B2B Amine K B2B Denis Horvat | Avalon Emerson | Bassam | Ben Klock | Boo Williams | Bradley Zero b2b Sassy J | Carl Cox | Casa Voyager | CC:Disco! |Cinthie B2B Myriam | Damian Lazarus | Dea Barandana | Deetron | Denis Sulta | Derrick Carter b2b The Black Madonna | Detroit Swindle | DJ Boring b2b Demuja | DJ Koze | DJ Python | DJ Slyngshot | Fassi B2B LasriZ | George Fitzgerald live | Gideön | Henry Wu b2b Polyswitch | Honey Dijon | Hot Since 82 | Jane Fitz | JDH & Dave P | Jessy Lanza dj set | Joy Orbison | Kali G. | Kosh live | La Fleur | Larry Heard live AKA Mr Fingers | Malik | Maribou State dj set | Monile | Mr. G live | Nastia | Octo Octa live | Pandi | Paula Temple | Peggy Gou | Powder | Rob da Bank | Rødhåd | Romare (DJ Set) | rRoxymore live | Sasha | Stephan Bodzin live | Tim Sweeney | Unes | William Djoko